Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies

Established in January of 2009 and officially inaugurated in October of 2009, the mission of the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies is to promote study and research about Brazil by faculty and students at Illinois and their Brazilian counterparts, who take advantage of the extensive resources available at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

Building on long-standing collaboration with Brazilian scholars in economics and agriculture, as well as nearly a half-century of teaching and research in Brazilian literature and history, the Institute seeks to foster knowledge and understanding of Brazil across disciplines and colleges. It will do this by offering fellowships to UIUC and Brazilian students at graduate and undergraduate levels, including the study of business; funding faculty research; organizing international conferences on Brazilian topics; and supporting cultural activities of all sorts.

Brazilian Library Resources

The subject guides on this page will introduce you to the wealth of materials in the Literatures and Languages Library, as well as direct you to some excellent online sources for Brazil. Please send all questions and comments to Dr. Antonio Sotomayor, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Librarian.

Brazilians at Illinois

Find Brazilian students who are studying at Illinois through various programs and in various departments. Contact them to make new friends and have Portuguese/English interactions!

Portuguese Language and Brazilian Studies

Connect with Portuguese Students and the Brazilian Community at the University of Illinois. Stay updated of current events relevant to the Portuguese-speaking world.

Luso-Brazilian Association

The Luso Brazilian Association is a student organization whose main goal is to promote cultural and academic activities for the Brazilian and Portuguese speaking community on campus.


News Story on the Portuguese Language - "O tamanho da língua"


Brazilian media

Universo Online (UOL) (news and entertainment)

TV Cultura (live free 24 hours)

Rádio Cultura Brasil (live 24 hours)

TV Brasil Internacional  (live free 24 hours)

O Globo Online (daily)

Folha Online (Folha de São Paulo)* (daily)

O Estado de São Paulo (daily)

El País Brasil (Alternative media outlet)

Revista Veja (weekly)

Carta Capital  (Alternative weekly)

Globo News (24 hours)

Globo.com (Videos, entertainment, news, sports)

Nova Brasil FM (São Paulo-based Brazilian music station)